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Genus: Cataulacus   Smith, 1853 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 65 valid species

Fossil: 3 valid species

Cataulacus Smith, 1853 PDF: 225. Type-species: Cataulacus taprobanae, by subsequent designation of Bingham, 1903 PDF: 120. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Cataulacus in Cryptoceridae, Cataulacinae: Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 384.
Mayr, 1865 PDF: 26 (diagnosis); Mayr, 1870a PDF: 413 (Colombia + Panama (= New Grenada) species key, see under Procryptocerus); Forel, 1903a PDF: 706 (India & Sri Lanka species key); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 121 (India, Sri Lanka & Burma species key); Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 142 (diagnosis); Emery, 1914e PDF: 39 (diagnosis (in key)); Arnold, 1917 PDF: 386 (diagnosis); Arnold, 1920a PDF: 403 (South Africa species key); Wheeler, 1922: 197 (diagnosis); Emery, 1924f PDF: 294, 299 (Cataulacus, C. (Otomyrmex) diagnoses); Bolton, 1974a PDF: 7 (revision of tribe, diagnosis, all species revision; Afrotropical & Malagasy species key: 13, Oriental & Malesian species key: 59); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1976b PDF: 59 (larvae, review & synthesis); Kugler, 1978a: 476 (sting structure); Bolton, 1982 PDF : 354 (Afrotropical species, revised key); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1048 (census); Bolton, 2003 PDF: 55, 193 (diagnosis, synopsis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 194 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:

Cataulacus huberi is an armored tree-dwelling ant common across central Africa. Kibale forest, Uganda.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Chad, Sudan
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Cataulacus   Dlussky, G. M. & Radchenko, A. G., 1990, [The ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Vietnam. Subfamily Pseudomyrmicinae. Subfamily Myrmicinae (tribes Calyptomyrmecini, Meranoplini, Cataulacini).], [News of faunistics and systematics.], Kiev: Naukova Dumka, pp. 119-125: 125, (download) 125 21374
Cataulacus   Eguchi, K., Viet, B. T. & Yamane, S., 2011, Generic synopsis of the Formicidae of Vietnam (Insecta: Hymenoptera), Part I - Myrmicinae and Pseudomyrmicinae., Zootaxa 2878, pp. 1-61: 13-14, (download) 13-14 23462
Cataulacus   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 195, (download) 195 8127
Cataulacus   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 144-145, (download) 144-145 6734
Cataulacus   Smith, F., 1876, Descriptions of new species of Cryptoceridae, belonging to the genera Cryptocerus, Meranoplus and Cataulacus., Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 9, pp. 603-612: 611, (download) 611 2610
Cataulacus   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 196-197, (download) 196-197 20597

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